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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I know nobody forces you to buy it, we use heirloom seed in our garden.
    It is interesting to note that while monsanto is very fond of "suicide seeds" which don't produce viable.seed, it seems like ALL GMOs are fertile.

    Seems convenient when ANY monsanto genes are considered their intellectual property.
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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Farmers don't have to use it. I know a wheat farmer that is very proud of seed he himself has developed for 30 years.
    Does he grow it in a sealed dome of some kind?

    If he doesn't its only a matter of time before its contaminated with monsanto owned genes and becomes THEIR property.
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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Aren't all private companies "ruthless"?
    Yes, which is why regulations are necessary.

    Fire is also ruthless.
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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Yes, which is why regulations are necessary.

    Fire is also ruthless.
    Typical lib, employers are evil bad guys.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Industry has been given a pass to poison us. Monsanto should not get to avoid the tort process, especially if harm can be proven. This is outrageous.

    The FDA is currently being petitioned by the dairy industry to have the ability to add aspartame to milk products without labeling it, even if the product is organic. Neotame, another sweetener, already has this privilege under the FDA. When aspartame's approval was already highly controversial, it's shocking to see industry getting a pass time and time again to add known toxic products to our diet, and we don't have the right to know.

    There are things I miss about being in my home State but I'm so glad I got the hell out of the U.S. The corporate control of government gets worse and worse every year.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Typical lib, employers are evil bad guys.
    So businesses NEVER do things that are harmful to others, huh? Lily white betterers of the world without exception, huh?
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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This is incredibly disturbing.






    Look at that, democrats and republicans can work together for the benefit of huge corporations with complete disregard for public safety.

    'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    "Business per usual" for CORPORATISM. Wake up, all of us. Throw the bums out.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This is incredibly disturbing.






    Look at that, democrats and republicans can work together for the benefit of huge corporations with complete disregard for public safety.

    'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision
    Can anyone explain why genetically modified seeds would be hazardous and why we want more diversity? DaveFagan, you probably are the smartest one here. Can you put it into layman's terms?

    For those of you who don't want to engage in an intelligent conversation about natural science, your comments show your intelligence here.
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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

    From the article:

    The provision's language was written in collusion with Monsanto. Lawmakers and companies working together to craft legislation is by no means a rare occurrence in this day and age. But the fact that Sen. Roy Blunt actually worked with Monsanto on a provision that in effect allows them to keep selling seeds, which can then go on to be planted, even if it is found to be harmful to consumers, is stunning. It's just another example of corporations bending Congress to their will, and it's one that could have dire risks for public health in America.

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    Re: 'Monsanto Protection Act': 5 Terrifying Things To Know About The HR 933 Provision

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    Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the "Monsanto Protection Act" even existed within the bill they were voting on. HR 933 was a spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills. But the Center for Food Safety maintains that many Democrats in Congress were not even aware that the provision was in the legislation:

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